MWA Calendar

MWA has transitioned to online meetings until further notice

MWA chapter meetings are open to the public and are free to MWA members and first-time guests. Click here for more information about member benefits.

To receive call-in information for MWA online Zoom meetings, be sure to register in advance at the Zoom link provided below. You will receive a confirmation email that will include the call-in information.

Future Meetings

First Friday - March 2021 - Pat Valdata

March 05, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us to listen to Pat Valdata, fiction writer and poet followed by Open Mic. Pat's newest novel, Eve’s Daughters, was published by Moonshine Cove in November 2020.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

March 09, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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Frederick Chapter Drop-In

March 09, 2021
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Let's get together on something other than a Saturday! It really can be done! Just drop on by to let us know what you're up to and to hear what everyone else is doing. You don't have to be on time, you don't have to stay the whole time.

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MWA South Baltimore: How to Promote Your Own Book

March 10, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

South Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd--vpj0rHdAWF4r_7w031P-qDv8u0c24

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd--vpj0rHdAWF4r_7w031P-qDv8u0c24

In this virtual workshop, authors will learn relevant and practical PR strategies to help develop a public profile for themselves and their books, and ultimately, get more sales.

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Prince George's Chapter Meeting: Unleashing Your Purpose Through the Power of the Pen

March 13, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Prince George's County Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2rpj4tGNB4wU5dMvMm7gJ9gkCo-v2F

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2rpj4tGNB4wU5dMvMm7gJ9gkCo-v2F

Presented by Tanya Ward Jordan, MWA member and founder of The Coalition For Change, Inc.

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MWA March 2021 Board Meeting

March 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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Annapolis Chapter: One Woman Living History

March 17, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Award-winning actress and Smithsonian Scholar Mary Ann Jung will be performing as Grace O’Malley, the Sea Queen of Connaught! Following her performance, Mary will detail how she researches and writes historical scripts.

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Cumberland Chapter - March Meeting

March 17, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cumberland Chapter Zoom Meeting
N/A
Cumberland, MD 21502
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqce2qpjoqH9TF0gEYXc0_brIFULUXu9uD

Welcome new members and poll group on their preferences for speakers and activities this year.

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Howard County: The Editor Strikes Back: Part II

March 18, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us for additional insights from another editor.

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Frederick March 2021

March 20, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Have you ever thought about freelance writing? Scott Harris has been doing it for the past eight-plus years, and it's entirely possible he learned something about it at some point. During this talk, he'll share pointers and lessons from his own experience

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Webinar: Creating Believable Villains with Maria Snyder

March 20, 2021
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MWA Webinar Series

The enduring legacy of memorable villains to their complexity as characters. Tune in for insights on turning your one dimensional villain into a full blown bad ass that your readers will love to hate.

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North Baltimore Chapter: Writing (and Publishing!) Short Fiction

March 25, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

Learn short fiction disciplines and publishing tips!

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First Friday - Aril 2021 - Grace Cavalieri

April 02, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us to listen to Grace Cavalieri, Maryland’s tenth Poet Laureate and author of 26 books and chapbooks of poetry and 20 short-form and full-length plays.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

April 13, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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Howard County: Character Development Workshop

April 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Learn to create believable, dynamic characters.

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Frederick April 2021 - Let Us Jam! (Part two – Let Us Slam!)

April 17, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Patti Ross will return to talk more about Slam Poetry and share some of her own performance poetry.

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MWA April 2021 Board Meeting

April 19, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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North Baltimore Chapter: Behind-The-Scenes Discussion on the Business of Publishing

April 22, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

You’ve typed “the end” on your manuscript…now what?

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A Conversation with KidLit Authors

May 08, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

MWA Webinar Series

From board books to young adult, big press to small press, indie to work for hire to traditional publishing, the world of children's literature is as vibrant and varied as the kids and teens who read it. Join us for a lively panel with kidlit authors.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

May 11, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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Frederick May 2021: From Novice to Novelist

May 15, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Novelist and writing coach John DeDakis offers a practical 15-point plan that demystifies and deconstructs novel-writing. We'll also look at strategies for finding an agent, marketing the finished product, and facing your writing and marketing fears.

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Howard County: Police Procedurals

May 20, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Learn how to get the details right when police appear in your story.

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North Baltimore Chapter: From Niche Books to Podcasts and Beyond

May 27, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

Energizing session with Louise Phipps Senft!

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

June 08, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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Frederick June 2021 - Member Share

June 19, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Come share what you're up to these days!

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

July 13, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

August 10, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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Frederick September 2021 - Sky Stage Literature Night Open Mic

September 08, 2021
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us for our third annual Open Mic at Sky Stage! Readers from MWA will be scheduled and an open mic will follow.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

September 14, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

October 12, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

November 09, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

December 14, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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